Same Geek Channel: Weekly Recap for March 27 – April 2, 2016

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The Walking Dead, Episode 6.15, “East”

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Will: This week’s The Walking Dead opened by backtracking a little bit and letting us see Carol secretly prepare to leave Alexandria and hit the road to Johnny Cash’s “It’s All Over.” Maybe it’s because I’m so partial to Cash, but this was probably one of my favorite scenes of the whole show. The highlights of the rest of the episode can be summed up as love is in the air, revenge makes everyone stupid, Carol is still a bad @$$, Maggie’s pregnancy might be in trouble, and Daryl got shot. But let’s dive into each of these a little bit.

Glenn and Maggie share a shower scene. I immediately thought, “Oh great, this is the great Glenn sendoff and they ARE following the Glenn/Negan sendoff from the comics.” Nothing else happened this episode to change my mind about that either, so I’m already worried about it happening in the season finale. We also got a post-coital apple eating scene with Rick and Michonne during which Rick mentions how ready they are this time and no attack will get through their defenses. Way to jinx it, Rick! Near the end of the episode, Abraham and Rick also had a quick little chat about being scared about letting someone in close.

Tracy: That very conversation has me wondering if Michonne will be the one to meet Lucille. Obviously, that would be a big departure from the comics, but Glenn and Daryl seem to be the obvious choices. Maybe too obvious…

Will: On the revenge track, Daryl goes out after the Saviors to get revenge for Denise, and Rosita, Glenn, and Michonne give chase. They catch up to Daryl in the woods near where Denise was killed but can’t convince him to come back with them. Glenn, in his only moment of brilliance this episode says, “It’s gonna go wrong out here.” And then he and Michonne proceed to stand in the woods discussing what’s happening instead of hightailing it out of there which, of course, leads to their capture by Dwight and the Saviors.

Meanwhile, Carol heads out in a Walking Dead version of a Mad Max car but gets stopped not too far from Alexandria by a truckload of Saviors. She tells them to just let her go, but they refuse. Her initial salvo comes from a hidden automatic weapon she had sewn into her jacket sleeve which takes out most of them. She kills another with one of the spikes on the car. Both vehicles are totaled so she sets off on foot. Very unlike Carol, and some would say stupid move, she doesn’t finish off the Saviors, which results in one being alive enough to take off after her a little later when he comes to.

Rick and Morgan take off after Carol after Tobin shows them her goodbye note. They soon find the wreckage of the two vehicles and a blood trail they think is Carol’s but is actually the Savior chasing Carol. Either way, they are on the right trail. They battle through a bunch of walkers and find a live person wearing armor (maybe a setup for the Kingdom later in the series?) that Rick almost kills before Morgan stops him. Rick doesn’t want to take any chances (not a bad way to go considering how many of their people have died from letting bad people live), but Morgan explains how everything is a circle and anyone can change.

Tracy: Up until this point I have dismissed Morgan. However, I thought he made a good point that Morgan let the wolf live, who then saved Denise, who went on to save Carl. Of course, you could also argue that the wolf is the one who put her in danger in the first place.

Will: In one of the final scenes, Enid gives Maggie a short hair cut and we finally get to see the Maggie from the comics brought to life on-screen. But then Maggie collapses to the floor with abdominal pain. In the comics, Maggie has her baby, but Judith was killed along with Lori. Is Maggie going to lose her baby to keep the post-apocalypse baby count equilibrium?

And to finish off the episode, in a final act of bravery and stupidity, Daryl and Rosita try to rescue the captured and bound Glenn and Michonne. Somehow Daryl gets snuck up on by Dwight. This is probably the most unbelievable thing to happen in The Walking Dead. Daryl is the hunter and tracker of the show. There is no way Dwight would ever get the jump on him again, yet he does and Daryl gets a bullet for it. As the scene goes to black Dwight says, “Don’t worry. You’ll be all right,” so fans assume it wasn’t a lethal shot, but we’ll have to wait until the 90 minutes season finale next week to find out. All I know is Negan is going to kill someone. Hello, Lucille!

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1 thought on “Same Geek Channel: Weekly Recap for March 27 – April 2, 2016

  1. Barry has to be the worst time- and dimension-traveller ever. On Earth-2, Wells told him not to allow himself to be amotionally entangled, and he did, and now heagain went and did everything he shouldn’t have. So far all we’ve seen is Hartley back and as a friend, but I think this opens a window for the writers to come up with anything they need… Well done Barry! 🙂

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